The 5 Love Languages Military Edition by Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But imagine marriage when you’re separated by thousands of miles . . . when one of you daily faces the dangers of combat . . . while the other shoulders all the burden of home-front duties. Add to that unpredictable schedules, frequent moves, and the challenge of reintegration, and it’s no wonder military marriages are under stress.Guided by input from dozens of military couples in all stages...

Details The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

TitleThe 5 Love Languages Military Edition
Release DateSep 1st, 2013
PublisherNorthfield Publishing
GenreNonfiction, War, Military Fiction, Relationships, Self Help, Marriage

Reviews The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

  • Tara Siefring
    GreatI'm very skeptical when reading self help books because everyone has their own opinion to solving a problem. However this book was very logical and in a way, methodical. Many magazines and "how to make your husband talk more"-internet-type articles are do vague. This book provided step by step precise ways to solve martial issues. Not only that but also how to measure your success in your effort. At first it was very hard for me to process t...
  • Kristal
    I read the original book when I was first married and I really like it. I picked this one up because my husband was gone so often this year I wanted to get some advice that was military specific and I didn't really feel like there was a whole lot that was new from the original. I think I was hoping for some sort of magic trick to make separations easier, but let's be real, it just stinks. So, maybe three stars is harsh because my expectations wer...
  • Bryan
    This book is every bit as good as the original and in many ways better. As you can surmise from the title, this book is specific to military service members and their loved ones and it definitely delivers. My expectations when I picked this book up were not great. I expected a shell of the original love languages book with some bolt on additions specific to military culture. I was pleasantly surprised when I began reading and found that this book...
  • Isabel
    So... As happens more and more often the older I get, I can't remember why I wanted to read this book. But at some point, I was sufficiently interested that I put it on my "hold" list at the library. This week it arrived. It appears to be a brand new copy, so I think this one was ordered based on my request so many months ago.I'm a military spouse (why else would I read this book?) and I suspect that I was in one of my "this lifestyle is weird an...
  • Abookworld
    Being a new military wife is scary, especially when you're as young as 19! I read this book, not because my marriage is failing, but because I wanted to discover any tips that Gary Chapman and Jocelyn Green could advise to military spouses. Reading about other couple's struggles kind of freaked me out because my husband and I are still in the stage of marriage where it's brand new and we say we'll never fight, but all couples fight! But reading a...
  • Cynthia Negron
    Second time reading and glad I reread it. I picked up on some stuff I missed the first time. It's a good read and helpful, even on recruiting duty. Def a book to keep coming back to.
  • Oana-Catalina
    A very inspiring quote which pretty much sums up the objective: "Love doesn't erase the past, but it makes the future different."While reading it, in my subconscious I was continuously kind of denying the whole idea that something so complex as love could ever be classified by whatever criterion and poorly by considering what we as individuals understand out of it. And told myself, yeah, this book would probably end up placing individuals in each...
  • Crystal
    Oh my goodness this is one of the best books I've ever read! Sure it's the Military Edition, inclined to address the unique relationships of military couples, but the very valuable insights and suggestions are extremely helpful for any individual and couple. Never heard of this series before but I could recognize our sons love languages as I read through this and now know there is an edition addressed to enrich kids by understanding their languag...
  • Carrie Daws
    It's been a long time since I've read the original 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, so this was a refreshing re-read that reminded me of many of the finer details I've forgotten. But I was impressed with this version for military couples. Not only is every example in the book from a military family, but the authors added in great suggestions to help spouses cover deployments. This book is definitely an asset to military marriages who want to do ...
  • Samantha
    Maybe it's because I'm in the field of psychology, but I found the language of this book to be very patronizing. Another major issue was religion popping its head in.However, the concept behind this book is still sound. I truly appreciate the suggestions for military couples especially with deployment. And I look forward to using what I've learned from this in the future as my relationship with my husband moves forward.
  • Kristen
    This version has some good tips for military couples going through deployments. The Five Love Languages are such a great tool for every marriage. Every couple should at least do the test to determine their love languages.
  • Charity U
    Okay folks, here's the deal. I met this guy years ago in college. We got along, he was a good friend - but when he asked me out, I turned him down. Fast forward 2.5 years - we ran into each other at a wedding, shared a magical dance...and decided to start dating! PLOT TWIST - it was the day before he shipped out for Army basic training. ...yeah. Crazy way to start a romantic relationship. Long story short, we dated long-distance for seven months,...
  • Yasmin
    I read Chapman’s original The 5 Love Languages and really enjoyed it. With a boyfriend in the military I found that some of the original raised questions with me - with my primary love language being physical touch, and my secondary being quality time, how can I deal with his future deployment? Seeing this book I was excited, but I was so disappointed with how little information it held. Literally whole chapters of this book is a copy and paste...
  • Kianna
    I really appreciate all the concepts Dr. Chapman talks about in this book. This is not his first, nor his last, of this type, but it is of the same essence. Of how love plays a crucial role in all relationships and how if our ‘love tank’ is empty we will be less inclined to respond positively to our spouse/significant other/person we have a relationship with. It’s all about finding out your love language, and theirs, and responding in a res...
  • Michaela Crutcher-Lord
    I enjoyed this book because it allowed me to learn what is fulfilling to someone’s emotional needs. Many of us don’t know what it is like to feel the way others do, especially when you don’t agree with their love language. I thought the military version was good, but living with someone with psychological problems has its own issues not covered here. You can try to speak your loved one’s language, but there are also unique issues alone wi...
  • Heather
    I attended a class where this book was referenced several times and the intent of me taking this class is to begin a community outreach program at our base for spouses and building resiliency. So I decided I better read the book. Just finished it tonight and it does give some perspective on the different ways that people show and receive love. I am not sure it is the answer to all marital problems as the book seems to portray, I do feel like it c...
  • Nicole Cing
    I absolutely love this book and couldn't go a day without putting it down!My fiancé and I are both in the military. This military edition includes advice approaching marriage through the paradigms of service members, spouses, deployment phases, etc. Learning about the different love languages has been very helpful in our relationship and overcoming certain stress factors or experiences that come with our profession.I highly recommend that milita...
  • Erinn Graves
    I love the fact that he gives tips on speaking the love languages while your loved one is deployed. This can be tweaked for use by all family members. It also talks about a scrambler- what happens from the spin up to the reintegration!
  • Kirby
    I enjoyed this book more than the original 5 Love Languages Book! It’s been a while since I read that one but this edition seemed more current. It also felt more straight forward and practical to me. It had some great advice for military couples and couples in general.
  • Jessica Spoon
    Good read for any military couple whether dating, just married or married for years. Had a lot of good suggestions for the challenging military life style and made me look at new or different ways on how to address things in a (military) relationship. Highly recommend!!
  • Hannah
    I appreciate the ideas for how to sole all each of the love languages during a deployment.
  • Elizabeth Ross
    Not too different than any other love language book, but it does included helpful examples of experiences specific to military couples/families.
  • Christopher Pokorny
    Foundational for couples communication. Helpful insights and subjects to consider for military couple.
  • Brian
    Very helpful relationship book, especially for military members
  • Maegan Wren
    This book helped my marriage so much ! Great read ☺ This book helped my marriage so much ! Great read ☺️
  • Natalyn Houk
    I’ve read Chapman’s original and this one, both are great tools. This book I enjoyed because it prepared me for love in the military and gave me more specific solutions for my personal situation.
  • Kacey Willitzer
    You learn a lot about yourself and your s.o. by reading this book!
  • Jenn
    Really insightful book
  • Erin
    I have heard good things about the 5 Love Languages series of books for years, but I had not read any of them until I received this version at a post-deployment yellow ribbon workshop. I now think ALL military couples should read this edition, and everyone else should read at least one of the others. It would transform marriage in this country and around the world if we all learned to identify and speak the primary (and secondary) love languages ...
  • Jammie
    The 5 Love Languages Military EditionThe Secret to Love That LastsBy Gary D Chapman, Jocelyn Green I was a fan of the original 5 Love Languages book as I read it what probably 14 years ago after I first got married. I think it’s a wonderful example of how we are as different people and gives us the tools to work together to create a loving and stable marriage. Especially in a time when marriage seems so expendable and easy to walk away from. No...